Soccer player turned marathon runner - my name is Jeanna and I am a 25 year old DC resident. I started running two years ago to stay in shape, but am very goal-oriented and needed something to work toward so - I ran my first half marathon on Thanksgiving Day 2014! Since, I have run four more half marathons and completed my first full, along with many other 10k and 10-mile races. Currently in training for my second Marine Corps Marathon. Excited to be a part of the group!
Hello Wonderful Community,
Here at Brooks HQ we are looking for some help on a test of our current site Footer. We would love if any of you would take the time to take this survey. This should only take you 5 minutes and will help our team SO much! Let us know if you have any questions and for participating we will give each person a one-time use discount on BrooksRunning.com for 25% off your next order.
Here is the link: https://brooksrunning.optimalworkshop.com/optimals ort/footersort-2
The Brooks Digital Experience team is looking for willing testers to help us create a better online experience for our customers. We're setting up a beta testers group within The Run community and we would love your help!
Being a part of this group will allow you to participate in user studies that involve all the things Brooks does digitally. We'll post surveys and quick tests for you to participate in, and in return, you will have the opportunity for discounts and contest entries.
Respond to this post if you'd like to participate. We'll be limiting the number of people initially but will open it up to more people as we expand the program.
Once you've been accepted as a tester, you'll be able to see a "BETA Test Area" topic added to the community sidebar. This is the exclusive area within the community for our testers, where we will be posting tests and you can ask questions as needed.
Brooks Digital Experience Team
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Hey everyone! I'm 24 years old, 5'-9, 150 lbs., and in training for my first half-marathon on October 16th. My goal is to finish in under 2 hours. My current pace is about 9:30 per mile (I'm aware this won't quite get me under 2 hours) with my longest distance so far being 11.8 miles. Before starting training for this race, the furthest I had ever ran was about 4.5 miles. In high school I was a sprinter in track, so running for longer than 1 minute is still a bit strange to me . I like to stay active by at least doing something (lifting, biking, running, basketball), but since I started training about 90% of my focus and time has been spent on running. From what I'm learning now, this may have not exactly been the best idea because I have neglected strength training for my legs (squats, lunges, etc.), which may have helped lead to some of my injuries/pain I've encountered along the way. Up until I got past about 6 miles in my training, my body reacted pretty well to the running. Yeah I was out of breath at the end and my legs were pretty exhausted and sore the next day, but nothing to be worried about. Since then, I feel like my biggest limitation in running a faster pace (and running more often) is due to pain I encounter on my longer runs. During these long runs (7/8 miles+), my knees start to hurt (more so my right one) in addition to my adductor (?? front of thigh at the top where it connects to hip... used when lifting leg... more so my left one). I sometimes feel a little hamstring tightness (more so my right one) too. Due to all this pain, it obviously hurts more to run faster, which I need to do to get under 2 hours. If I didn't have this pain, I would enjoy my training much more as I like the feeling of being free with my mind and body while running. In turn, I would get out and run more often as well. To describe my knee pain more, it hurts mostly on the outside near the bottom of the knee if that makes sense. The pain is so bad that I have to walk pretty gingerly the day of and after these long runs, and walking down steps is a nightmare. If I had to guess, the hamstring tightness is due to me trying to lighten the load on my knees while running. I currently run in a pair of Nike running shoes (can't remember what kind). In this next week, I would like to order a pair of Brooks running shoes, as I have heard Nike isn't that great for long distance running shoes. I am hoping upgrading in shoes will help a lot, since I have read and been told that having the proper running shoes is one of the most important things to avoid pain/injury. I really want to make this goal for my first half-marathon, but due to the pain, I am not sure I can manage that. What else can I do other than getting better shoes (thinking of getting the Glycerin 14 as I liked them in the store, and they seem to fit my style of running according to the tool on this website) to avoid and relieve this pain? Any advice would be helpful! Thanks! And I look forward to being part of this community!
For the first team in years we have a team that just doesnt work hard. They do the workouts but at a snails pace. We even had them race us, two old men way past prime, and we beat them. They are a good group, fun, respectful but no drive. Any ideas?